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Living Large Between the Censuses!

The U. S. census is one of my favorite genealogy tools, but many times, it just isn’t enough.  So much can happen during the decade between each census! This picture puzzle is a perfect example. We have a 1920’s era picture in a cardboard easel frame from Kaylor Studio in Mishawaka, Indiana. The photo is… Continue reading Living Large Between the Censuses!

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Allan’s Sister is an Only Child – Another Photo Mystery to Solve!

When I found this postcard, I thought I had an easy one. So many clues! No stamp block this time, but even better, a cancelled stamp.  The 1 cent Benjamin Franklin (green, profile, with olive branches) was in use from 1908 to 1922. The post mark is not perfect, but we can plainly see the… Continue reading Allan’s Sister is an Only Child – Another Photo Mystery to Solve!

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One Lady, Two Names – A Photo Mystery!

  Usually there is not enough information on a photograph to identify the subject, but sometimes, there is too much information. This cabinet card photograph is from the collection of the Mishawaka Library Local History Room. The reverse of the photo includes the photographers name and address, two names (Theresa Tromp, Mrs. H. J. Graham)… Continue reading One Lady, Two Names – A Photo Mystery!